You might have noticed, after reading some of the many articles we have written on construction plans in Cape Town, that we’re not often blown away by what we see.
Especially when they are trying to make the CBD look like Dubai.
“The Modern”, as it is called, is the latest of these buildings, and will be located on the corner of Bree, Loop and Hans Strijdom Avenue.
Construction is expected to begin in March and last about 36 months. Fun times, hey?
Along with the Zero2One, The Vogue, and 16 on Bree, it will be competing for the title of tallest building in the City.
Here’s where you can find it on the map:
At a cost of R1,5 billion, the skyscraper will combine the classic with a new ‘post-modern’ style:
The building will feature a high-rise glass structure on top of a podium base, with a ‘twist’ to the facade, adding shape.
It will offer 24 luxury apartments, a 230 room 5-star hotel, and 814 square metres of retail space. The development will also offer over 10,000 square metres of premium office space.
This is how the tower will look:
And here’s a really random video, placing it in the broader spectrum:
After watching that, I have so many questions. Do they have permission to use The xx’s “intro”? Why is the landscape so dark and gloomy, and the sea so rough?
Also, I think they could have done without the clouds, and I’m not too keen on the reflections.
But hey, what do I know – I’m sure what the Cape Town CBD really needs right now is another high-rise building.
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